Every so often I’m faced with someone who will make the nonsensical statement. “I’m a vegetarian but I eat chicken…” This above video is a compact summary of my thoughts.
The statement “I’m a vegetarian but I eat chicken…” is a direct contradiction within the same sentence. You start the sentence with “I’m a vegetarian” which is, by definition, someone who doesn’t eat meat. Then you say “but I eat chicken” which is meat.
Let us look at the definition of ‘vegetarian’. No matter which common dictionary you look at you will find that they all agree that a vegarian does NOT eat meat.
(noun) a person who does not eat meat or fish…
Now if we look at the definition of ‘chicken’. Every dictionary I find defines ‘chicken’ as a type of ‘animal’ or ‘meat’.
(noun) “A domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one:
“rationing was still in force and most people kept chickens”
[mass noun] meat from a chicken:
I have heard the defence “The statement “A except for B” is perfectly valid”. If you accept such direct contradictions, you can make ANY statement and then completely contradict yourself. Let’s make some more statements using this logic…
“I am a virgin apart from the sex I have had”
The definition of a virgin is “a person, typically a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse” (Source: oxforddictionaries.com). The statement “apart from the sex I have” directly contradicts and invalidates the statement “I am a virgin”).
“I’m a law abiding citizen, but I commit mass murder on the weekend”
The statement “I’m a law abiding citizen” implies that I obey the law. The fact that I commit mass murder on the weekend directly contradicts the law abiding part.
“Hitler was a pacifist and nice guy apart from the World War and mass genocide he committed”
This probably needs no explanation…
If I have offended any “vegetarians who eat chicken”, I sincerely apologise and retract this post… except for all the content and media used… especially excluding the specific content which offended you.